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Impact of Surrogacy on the Women‟s Health in India | Original Article

Monika Mishra*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The human body is an incredible piece of engineering. The future of childbirth, which may include things like test-tube infants and surrogate mothers thanks to advances in reproductive and cloning technologies, will usher in possibilities in the sexual realm that were previously unimaginable. A woman who consents to get pregnant for the purpose of carrying and delivering a child for another couple or individual to raise is said to engage in the practise of surrogacy, which is a kind of assisted reproduction. It is possible that the intended parents will be acknowledged as the child's legal parents from the moment of birth in those countries that have legalised the practise of surrogacy. In India, the practise of commercial surrogacy, sometimes known as Womb for hire, is a burgeoning industry. The rise of reproductive tourism is a phenomena that emerged relatively recently in our globe, which is in the process of quickly globalising. Poor women in countries like India, which already have an extremely high incidence of maternal mortality, are being exploited by the surrogacy industry. In the context of surrogacy, this study discusses concerns pertaining to paternity as well as the right of women to health. It is imperative that the government of India give serious consideration to passing a legislation to regulate surrogacy in India so that couples who choose to pursue this option can be protected and guided. Patients would always be misled, and the surrogates will be exploited, in the absence of a legal structure that is unassailable.